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Iowa Hall of Pride

Address: 330 Park Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone Number: (515)564-8510
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Ranked #10 of 103 things to do in Des Moines
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Blue Grass, Iowa
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118 reviews 118 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stopped expecting a "who's who" exhibit of famous Iowans. It is that... but so much more. There are interactive stations covering many fields of endeavor including sports, athletics, farming, medicine, music, and hollywood. We thought we would spend an hour or less but spent more than two. Worth seeing.

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Newton, Iowa, USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Iowa Hall of Pride captures the heart of athletes and the excellence in Iowa sports at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.

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Des Moines, Iowa
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Every Iowan needs to make a trip to Des Moines and go through the Iowa Hall of Pride. I learned about people I didn't know had roots in Iowa and reminisced about those I knew. It's a great experience for families and people of all ages. I was very proud of being an Iowan when I walked out of there.

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Ottumwa, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Iowa Hall of Pride is a very interesting place. It has many different categories of sports, school activities, and famous Iowans. Very cool.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It told the story of Iowa athletic accomplishments for every sports. There were games for the young and old to keep them interested and entertained. Lots of interesting posters and photos. Parking is free.

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My husband and I were hired by a well-known real estate company to take professional photos at their holiday party. We had taken them for that company every few years at different locations, but this was the first at the Iowa Hall of Pride. The people we interacted with before, during and immediately after the event who work for the... More 

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Rock Valley, Iowa
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The Iowa Hall of Pride is a great place to take your family. The facility is modern with many hands on actives and displays. We stopped before a high school basketball game and wished we would have allotted more time to spend at this facility. The director, Jack is a wonderful host!

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Great place to learn about IA sports history. the staff was very friendly and the memorabilia is great to look at and explore.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
48 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Wasn't sure what to expect, but left impressed. We happened to be there when a Iowa state football game was on. So we had the whole place to ourselves! The lady at the front desk was super nice and seem really passionate about Iowa. You start with a video. Then you explore on your own. I think to watch all... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

It was interesting, fun and very enjoyable. The price was very reasonable. Conveniantly located down town near the arena and convention center. Definately worth the time. Parking is at a premium if there is an event going on.

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